In 2010, Maponics became the first to offer school attendance zone coverage through our School Boundaries dataset.
Maponics School Boundaries include school districts, school attendance zones and school locations and profiles.
Why Do Accurate School Boundaries Matter?
Schools are a core part of our communities and our lives, and decisions relating to their location are critical for consumers.
- School Performance. Parents want to avoid purchasing a home that is serviced by a lower-performing public school. Filtering their property search by school attendance zone can deliver performance information at the beginning of the home buying process.
- Property Values. Homes that are associated with higher-performing schools hold their value more successfully than homes serviced by lower-performing schools (a point confirmed by these 3 studies). Of course, this is important for families with kids. But even many singles and couples, or empty nesters, seek a home with a better school because it can be a smarter investment.
Here are 8 reasons Maponics has been the industry leader in school data for over three years.
1. Experts in Geospatial Boundaries
Maponics has over 150 staff-years’ experience building and managing boundary data, including School Boundaries, Neighborhood Boundaries, ZIP Code Boundaries, Subdivision Boundaries and many more.
2. Self-Sourced Data Means Higher Quality
We source school data directly through our in-house Data Acquisition department, which means we vet sources ourselves and can vouch for their quality.
3. Experts in School Data
Maponics reaches out every year to over 10,000 school districts (and growing) to obtain, understand and normalize districts’ most current geographic data.
Because we built our School Boundaries product from the ground up, we have intimate knowledge of school data on the district, state and federal levels.
Maponics updates district and school data on a continuous rolling basis, showing our strong commitment to a product with the most current data. Photo source: previewtucsonhomes.com
4. Key Customers Include Top Real Estate Websites
70% of the top real estate websites choose Maponics for their school data needs, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, GreatSchools and Redfin.
Trulia uses Maponics school attendance zones to show home buyers which schools are associated with homes for sale.
5. Highest School Attendance Zone Coverage
Maponics has the highest school attendance zone coverage: our School Boundaries product covers 82% of the US student population and 85% of the US high school population.
We also have 100% coverage of students at the school district level.
6. Continuous and Rolling Data Updates
Maponics updates district and school data on a continuous rolling schedule, based on our accumulated knowledge of the timing of district updates.
7. Easily Synced with Context, Our Lifestyle and Behavior Analytics
Maponics School Boundaries, including both school districts and school attendance zones, are easily synced with 12 of our Context™ datasets of lifestyle and behavior analytics, including School Rankings, Walkability™, Demographics and 9 others.
Maponics School Rankings provide the granular data on school performance that enables home buyers to drill down into the particulars of a school in a given school attendance zone. Photo source: The Hechinger Report
8. Manually Placed School Points, Not Geocoded
We manually place public and private school locations at the rooftop level of each school.
Learn More About Maponics School Boundaries
Realty sites increasingly understand that consumers need accurate, reliable school data to inform their home buying choices. Maponics School Boundaries product is designed to meet that need exceptionally well.
To learn more about Maponics School Boundaries, contact us today.
Until now, searching for information about a city’s climate led you to data recorded at weather stations and airports.
The problem is, not every neighborhood is near a weather station or airport – which means city-level data isn’t necessarily accurate everywhere in town.
Maponics Context™ Weather Scores solve that problem. Because weather is greatly affected by elevation, which side of a slope you’re on and proximity to the ocean or large bodies of water, weather can change dramatically within the space of a few miles.
Context Weather Scores is the first climate model that accurately reflects weather at all areas between weather stations.
When projected onto Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries, the Weather Scores database provides a reliable representation of temperature, cloud cover, wind and precipitation in a particular neighborhood.
Weather Analytics within Los Angeles
If you’re moving to Los Angeles, you probably want to know what the climate is like in the city. How hot does it get in the summer? How much rainfall in the winter?
But have you considered where in Los Angeles you’re going to live? It turns out those temperatures and precipitation levels can vary dramatically depending on which neighborhood you choose.
1. Average High Temperatures Across LA Neighborhoods
This heat map shows significant temperature differences across Los Angeles:
Differences in average highs across Los Angeles. (Click to enlarge.)
Whereas the average high temperature for Northridge is 92 to 95 in August, Manhattan Beach stays cool at 69 to 75 in the hottest month.
2. Mar Vista, Silver Lake and Bungalow Heaven
Another image drills down into high temps among three drastically different neighborhoods:
Context Weather Scores reveal differences in average high temperatures for 3 Los Angeles neighborhoods: Mar Vista, Silver Lake and Bungalow Heaven. (Click to enlarge.)
Clearly, if you want to know what you can expect for summer highs in LA, the neighborhood you choose makes all the difference. If you like it hot, head for Bungalow Heaven – or keep things cool in Mar Vista. Silver Lake provides a nice middle ground.
3. Precipitation Variances in LA
Precipitation varies widely as well, as this map shows:
How much rain you get in LA greatly depends on which neighborhood you’re in. (Click to enlarge.)
Precipitation is only 3 to 3.5 inches of rain in the wettest month in some areas – but in others, it skyrockets to a range of 4.9 to 6.4.
Context Weather Scores – A Comprehensive Weather Database
Maponics engineers used geographically weighted regression to model climate throughout the United States at the level that matters most to consumers. Context Weather Scores can be projected onto Neighborhood Boundaries, School Boundaries, ZIP Code Boundaries, Subdivision Boundaries, Census Places and Census Minor Civil Divisions.
Weather Scores is the newest product to join the Context™ product family, the first-of-its-kind suite of lifestyle and behavioral analytics.
To learn more about Context Weather Scores, Context Walkability™, Context School Rankings or any of the Context products, contact us at email@example.com.